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Education Central is a social enterprise company of the University of Wolverhampton. As an extension of its remit Education Central works collaboratively with Sandwell LA & Wolverhampton SIP's (ConnectEd Partnership) where the NQT Recruitment Pool is a key agenda item of our collaborative approach regionally.

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS ~ WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

All Primary applications received by the 5th February 2018 will be considered against the criteria outlined in the person specification which will be presented on the application form.

The current professional duties of a teacher, as outlined in the School Teacher' Pay and Conditions document, again this will be presented on the application form.

Partners will conduct the short listing process.

REFERENCES

Two references will be requested for all shortlisted candidates. These will be requested following appointment by the school appointing you. It is therefore important that you confirm with your referees that you may use their names as a referee. We ask that you provide us with a contact from your university / college as well as a contact from one of your teaching placements.

THE INTERVIEW

Each interview will last for approximately 30 minutes. The panels will consist of Headteachers from across the Black Country as well as Local Authority personnel.

The purpose of the interview is to ascertain how your skills, knowledge and experience correspond to the person specification. Interviews are stressful and it is recognised that there are many highly competent individuals who have difficulty in demonstrating their competence at interviews. That is why all our interviewers receive interview skills training. They will make every effort to put you at ease so that you are able to demonstrate your skills, experience and motivation to work in the Black Country.

You will be contacted in writing shortly after your interview to confirm the outcome and to explain the post interview process.

Unless you specify on your application form that you do not wish your details to be circulated to a particular Local Authority, a record of your performance at interview will be circulated to the two Local Authorities within the Black Country. Headteachers with vacancies will then access your details and invite you for an appointment interview.

A NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS

APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY 
If you have a disability and need help with completing your application form, this is available from the NQT team. Alternatively you may apply using an audiocassette or by providing a curriculum vita that addresses the key areas covered on the application form.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE
If you require further information or support with your application, please contact the NQT Team on 01902 518593, or contact us via our website at: www.education-central.org.uk

CRIMINAL DISCLOSURE 
Please ensure that you have your disclosure and barring service DBS at hand when at interview should you be asked to present it. Once appointed it is the school’s responsibility to ensure your DBS is current and valid.

APPLYING AGAIN
Please note that you are only permitted to apply for the NQT Pool once, if your application has not been successful please do not attempt another application in subsequent years as they will not be considered.

KEEPING IN TOUCH 
Should you accept a post within or outside the Black Country, either prior to, or following interview, please telephone the NQT Team on 01902 518593 so that your application can be withdrawn from circulation.
It is essential that you notify us if any of your details change, for example, your address or telephone / mobile number. Good luck with your application.

 

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Contact Us

Postal Address:
Education Central
The NQT Team
University of Wolverhampton
Walsall Campus
WN Building
Gorway Road
Walsall
WS1 3BD

Tel: 01902 518593
Email: nqt@wlv.ac.uk
Web: education-central.org.uk/nqt